Main Place

Port Alfred

Quick Fact ......
  • 9,747

  • 3,213

  • 21,5%

  • 84,3%

  • 90,8%

  • 58%

Port Alfred first carried the name of Port Frances, but was renamed in 1860 after the second son of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, who visited the Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape Colony in 1860. (GPS coordinates: 33.5945 S, 26.8658 E).

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  • Raper PE. 2004. New dictionary of South African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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Key Statistics 2011

Total population9,747
Young (0-14)19,6%
Working Age (15-64)60,7%
Elderly (65+)19,8%
Dependency ratio64,8
Sex ratio86,1
Population density227 persons/km2
No schooling aged 20+3,9%
Higher education aged 20+21,5%
Matric aged 20+33,2%
Number of households3,213
Average household size2,6
Female headed households35,9%
Formal dwellings89,6%
Housing owned/paying off54,7%
Flush toilet connected to sewerage58%
Weekly refuse removal89,2%
Piped water inside dwelling84,3%
Electricity for lighting90,8%

Place names

Ndlambe Municipality